I am a retired United States Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer who has been painting for over fifty years. I am self-taught with a very realistic style. Through my service at sea, I have garnered a special talent for depicting the effects of wind and tide on the water. Although I specialize in marine art, I also have a sucessful career painting, landscapes, animals, pets, and portraits. My art is recognized by my great attention to detail and accurate portrayal of the subject. My paintings are included in many private, corporate, public and military collection including: The United States Coast Guard Museum, United Staters Coast Guard Academy Officers' Club, United States Naval and Coast Guard Vessels, colleges and universities. I am available for commissioned work and will work from your photograhp/s and/or work with you to develope a painting based on your ideas and suggestions. Satisfaction is guranteed and several photos of the painting in progress are provided for the buyer's input and approval.